Are ants all over your home? Ants usually come in a big number and they intrude your home in order to find food. Pest control services are very helpful in situations like this, but they are quite expensive.

Nevertheless, you can get rid of the annoying ants, and all you need is just a couple of natural ingredients which are inexpensive and easily available.

Keep Ants From Your Home in This Way

The first thing you need to do is prevent them from entering your home. Ants have highly developed sense of smell and they desire sugary foods. Ants are able to notice even tiny sugar leftovers, so make sure that you wash any container or a bowl which had contact with food prior to throwing them in the bin.

Eliminate Ants from Your Home in This Way

Ants always find a way to enter your home, regardless of how clean your home is.

Furthermore, read about some simple tricks which will keep ants at bay.

  1. Cinnamon

Ants detest the smell of cinnamon, and you can use it and keep them away.

You will need:

  • Water- 1 cup
  • Cinnamon essential oil- ½ teaspoon
  • Cotton balls or cloth
  • Cinnamon cloves- optional


You need to mix the water and the essential oil well. Then, soak a cotton ball or a cloth in the mixture and wipe any areas of your house where ants usually appear with it. This heeds to be done one a day till the ants are completely eliminated.

Moreover, leaving cinnamon cloves near your doors and windows is also recommended.

  1. Vinegar

Ants are repelled by the smell of vinegar.

You will need:

  • Distilled vinegar
  • Water
  • Lemmon essential oil
  • Spray bottle


Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water in a ratio of 1:1. Next, add a few drops of lemon oil and mix well.

Make sure to shake the bottle prior to every use. You need to spray on places where ants appear. Spray once every day till the ants are completely gone.

  1. Borax

Borax attracts ants in fact, and kills them in the end. They take the borax to their nest and eat it as food.

You will need:

  • Sugar- 2 tablespoons
  • Peanut butter- 2 tablespoons
  • Water- 1
  • Borax-1
  • Plastic container with a lid
  • Sharp object


Place all of the ingredients in a container and make sure to mix them well. Use the lid to cover it and make a few holes through the sides of the container and the lid so that the ants can enter and leave.

Watch the following video for more tips on how to eliminate ants for good.

Note: if the above mentioned tricks are not helpful, you need to ask a professional for help.